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HARLAND, Enid

Also known as: née Batchelor

Special Achievements:

Enid Harland has been a tireless worker for over twenty years, working with  families of prisoners in Alice Springs and helping prisoners  stay connected to their families.  She recognises it is important to maintain a sense of family for the sake of both the prisoner and other family members. 

Enid Harland first settled in Alice Springs in 1989.  A few years later she became involved in the Prison Fellowship.  One of the things the Alice Springs Prison Fellowship group does that is unique is run a bus from the town of Alice Springs to the gaol, which is approximately 25 kilomentres south of the town's centre.  The bus is a free service for families of prisoners to go to the gaol for visiting times on weekends.  

Each Christmas, Enid organises presents from men and women serving time at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre for their children.   She arranges special family visits when necessary, also.

Enid has spent over twenty years of her retirement working for the Prison Fellowship and often goes above and beyond what is strictly necessary.


Resources

  • Image - Enid Harland

    Image courtesy of Enid Harland


  • Audio - Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field -- Enid Harland

    This audio profile of Enid Harland was produced in 2015 by 8CCC 102.1FM community radio station and the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. To hear more of the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field series, please go to http://8ccc.com.au/category/ordinary-women-extraordinary-lives/.